OIA expects 1.1 million travelers Memorial Day weekend, offers tips for flyers

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando International Airport is preparing for 1.1 million travelers to pass through this Memorial Day weekend, and is offering trips to help travelers make their visits as smooth as possible.

Airport officials said travel numbers for the seven-day Memorial Day travel period are up about 16 percent above last year.


In anticipation of increased demand for parking during Memorial Day, airport officials said they plan to open the West Park Place parking lot, which has 3,100 parking spaces, in addition to all other airport garages and lots.

Drivers are encouraged to click here or monitor the airport’s social media channels for the latest parking information.

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Travelers are also encouraged to use the following travel tips to smooth out their experience at the airport:

  • If you lose your driver’s license, other forms of ID can be accepted including: military, tribal, passports and trusted traveler.
  • Wear slip on shoes and socks are recommended.
  • Leave your jewelry on during screening.
  • Remember, anything electronic larger than a cell phone must be placed in its own bin for screening.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.